Microsoft probes outage as thousands of users report disruption

Signage outside the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, California, the U.S., July 22, 2021. (Photo: VCG)

Microsoft Corp said it was investigating an issue impacting multiple services, including Teams and Outlook, with outage reports saying the platforms were down for thousands of users globally on Wednesday.

Microsoft did not disclose the number of users affected by the disruption, but data from the outage tracking website Downdetector showed more than 3,900 incidents in India and over 900 in Japan. Outage reports also spiked in Australia, Britain and the United Arab Emirates.